• Question: what made you want to fit a red kite with a gps tag and what is the most interesting fact have you found out about using computirs

    Asked by knigl034 to Kapila, Claire on 18 Jun 2013. This question was also asked by bockt001, shana098, obemb001, gecko678.
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      Kapila Ponnamperuma answered on 18 Jun 2013:

      Red kites were once extinct from the Scotland due to human activities. However, since then red kites have been successfully reintroduced to Black Isle in North Scotland in 1989. There is a huge interest about monitoring and understanding there behaviours.

      For example, we can understand their home ranges on the map, where red kites spend most time feeding, meeting other kites and spending the night.